Liberty Brewing Company Reviews




explosivedog
3
Liberty Fiddy Bag
On tap at the Beer Spot. Pours straw. Orange, floral, bubblegum, strong bitterness. Bit weird and I donít love it.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pdubyah
3.8
Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale
A lovely hazelnut brown rich colour of a pour of beer, aroma is bursting of grass hops. It has one dimensional bitterness about it though, and could carry more malt middle. Nice though, drinkable and enjoyable.
Monday, June 5, 2017

explosivedog
3.2
Liberty / Pink Boots NZ Heard It Through the Grape-Lime
On tap at 16 Tun. Pours very pale. Grapefruit, lime, citric acidity and a long sweaty eggy finish. Shame about that flaw in the finish, otherwise good.
Friday, May 26, 2017

CurlyJoe
3.8
Liberty Citra Double IPA
Clear dark golden orange with very quickly disappearing head. Quite a piney aroma, as well as bitter citrus. Taste is very sticky and sweet, hints of booze but not overpowering. Pine, citrus, itís all there. No defining hop taste, citra could shine a bit more. Oily and sticky in the mouth.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Muggus69
3.6
Liberty Knife Party IPA
330mL bottle from Beer Love online. Orange gold beer, haze, bit excited to get out of the bottle. Nice hop driven nose - passionfruit/guava, pine & citrus going on, toast & pale caramel malt. Full body, chewy sort of texture, maltier than expected. Palate delivers good toasty, caramel sweetness, with a good spicy, woody, citrus & guava hop presence, balanced bitterness. Very nice!
Friday, May 19, 2017

Skarecrow
3.8
Liberty / Hallertau Matakana Imperial Oyster Stout
500ml bottle Black color with generous tan head. Subtle toasted malt/dark chocolate aroma. Mild bitterness with smooth alcoholic palate and finish. Also slight brine note at the end. Good.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dredd
3.7
Liberty Citra Double IPA
First thing - This is a big beer at 9% ABV, but holds its booze well. Aroma is a mix of toffee sweetness, grapefruit citrus. Initial mouthfeel is lots of malt, plenty of toffee sweetness and a pleasant bitter/sour. Given the 99IBU, the finish isnít too long.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beer-yum
3.6
Liberty Worldwide International Saison
Funky fruit aroma in a hazy lemon pour. Nicely balanced flavor profile with a hint of tart fruit, spice, and bread making it an interesting local (NZ) take on the style.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

madquacker
3.2
Liberty Oh Brother Pale Ale
Exploding froth over the kitchen floor. Malt biscuit and citrus collide to make a nice but somewhat unintegrated beer. Nice though a little bit watery and adjuncts.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

beer-yum
3.4
Liberty The Alternative Facts
Restrained aroma in a yellow gold pour. Hop forward balance with light fruity body and sustained bitter finish. Nice, but not up to the usual (exceptional) Liberty standard.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

explosivedog
4.1
Liberty Old Sanitarium Bourbon Aged
On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Pours dark brown without head. Oak, sweet port, cherry, figs, boysenberry, vanilla, smoke, long sweet jam finish. Some alcohol heat in the aroma. Very port like with all that oakiness and sweet red fruit, but that bitter heat grounds things. Really very good, though Iím glad the bar was only doing 150ml serves.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

tombutlin
3.9
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Great IPA with fruit, floral & pine notes and a long, refreshing body. Very tasty.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

explosivedog
3.2
Liberty Elixir Bright Ale
On tap at a gig venue. Orange, peach, biscuit. Pretty average pale ale. Nice enough.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

explosivedog
3.4
Liberty The Alternative Facts
On tap at Brotherís Beer. Pours gold. Lemon, lime, rosemary. Bit weird. Nice body. Fine.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gurthnar
4
Liberty Citra Double IPA
Bottle at a tasting. Typical American style IPA - considerable balancing sugary caramelly maltiness in the backbone. However hops bitterness and character hold the high ground, orange, citrusy, fruity, resiny. Rich and intense, yet balanced. Great one!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cuso
3.8
Liberty Citra Double IPA
Can from MartinB, many thanks. Orange golden color with medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus hops, alcohol. Taste, sweet malty base followed by distinct citrus hoppy bitterness with alcohol. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

explosivedog
4.1
Liberty Prohibition Porter
On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Bourbon, smoke, plums, dried fruit, some umami notes. Lots going on in a very good way.
Friday, April 7, 2017

Samtzu
4.5
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA
500ml Bottle. Pours a mild gold and almost no head. Semi hoppy nose. Medium body with a huge hop profile. ne of the most delicious and hoppy palates I have tried to date.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Samtzu
3.5
Liberty The Alternative Facts
Tap Pour. Pours a crisp gold with no head. Light fruity nose. Decent bitterness and hop front. Short palate but delicious.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Samtzu
4
Liberty / Hallertau Haterade
500ml Bottle. Pours a murky gold with white head. Strong tart nose with hidden sweet notes. The flavour is consistent with the nose except the nose would have me think the sourness would be stronger in the palate.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Smokey_P
4.6
Liberty Elixir Bright Ale
Beautiful bright yellow hue. Two fingers of clean white head on the pour. Vanilla and fresh cut lemon aromatic. Fresh cut grass, lemon curd and bready sweetness flavours. Dry finish with firm but pleasant bittering. Mouthfeel is light but chewy resin does it for me. Great beer.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

vanvenlo
3.6
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Bottle(23-Mar-17)Sweet fruit floral spice aroma. Murky amber, ok head and suds lace. Sweet fruit, broad herbal floral spice. Bitter fruit floral finish and spice fruit aftertaste.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lunkie
3.1
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Orange hop herbal spice aroma. Murky yellow colour poor head and lacing. Citrus malt hop spice flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lunkie
3.2
Liberty Knife Party IPA
Sweet floral hop spice aroma. Clear Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal spice hop flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 20, 2017

vanvenlo
3.4
Liberty Knife Party IPA
Bottle(21-Mar-17)Broad fruit spice pepper aroma.Amber, ok head and suds lacing.Sweet orange pepper flavour.Broad lasting fruit spice finish and tangy sweet herbal light resin aftertaste.
Monday, March 20, 2017

bu11zeye
3.8
Liberty Yakima Monster
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, grass, weed, florals, and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, grass, florals, toasted grain, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Samtzu
4.1
Liberty Darkest Days Oatmeal Stout
330ml Bottle. Full malty nose with hints of coffee. The flavour taste the same as the nose but with more richness coming through.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Samtzu
3.7
Liberty Oh Brother Pale Ale
330ml Bottle. Pours a mild gold with off white head. Nose which has subtle notes of hops. Light body with the same hop notes which increase with flavour after each sip.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Samtzu
4.1
Liberty Yakima Monster
330ml Bottle. Pours a mild gold with small off white head. Mild hop aroma with a distinct passion fruit note. The flavour is the same as the aroma with a strong malty after note.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Samtzu
3.6
Liberty Elixir Bright Ale
330ml Bottle. Pours a straw colour with small amounts of off white head. Light and aromatic with a subtle bitterness.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

tombutlin
2.6
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA
Didnít work for me. Perhaps a dud bottle? Weak, indistinct aroma and then a bland taste and hollow mouthfeel. I can appreciate the style, like the Panhead XPA, but that has a more defined aroma
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

bu11zeye
3.5
Liberty Citra Double IPA
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, lemon, and toffee. Flavor of orange, lemon, grapefruit, bread, caramel, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ALLOVATE
4
Liberty Elixir Bright Ale
A little overdue but championing on was my sample. Faultless in appearance this one settled a pale, pastel yellow and misty with fine conditioning raising up massive, pluming white crown that lifted a good inch out the lip of the glass. Massive waft of juicy pineapple and passionfruit on the nose with just a touch of tart lemon curd - so fresh and so clean. Assertively bitter on the palate. Ample fruit esters from the hops and yeast are clean and tight. Quite earthy and raw - the taste of bitter lemon and grapefruit peel is undeniable. Considerable amounts of pine, resin and vine clippings waft about. Light in body and it dances across the tongue like a sparkling wine. On that note it is also quite vinous in the finish with the most wonderful use of Sauvin hops. This is a delicious beer. Wouldnít go as far as to say session IPA, more a great Blonde ale - and that part is the most surprising. Lovely!!! (33cL, BB 01/12/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

jredmond
2.6
Liberty Yakima Monster
Bottle shared with Evan at AJís house. Pours a clear golden body with frothy white lacing. Nose is cat piss. Mouthfeel is slightly ashy, spicy with grassy, cat piss hop profile. Maybe a bit stale?
Saturday, March 4, 2017

jredmond
2.4
Liberty Knife Party IPA
Bottle shared with Evan at AJís house. Pours a clear orange golden body with thick frothy white head. Mouthfeel is light and thin bodied with notes of ash, spice and sweet malt. Not sure if this is old or what, but it wasnít great.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

R4N5H
3.7
Liberty Knife Party IPA
On tap at The Brewerís Co-operative, Auckland, NZ on 20-Feb-2017. Hazy dark golden amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma of citrus, malt and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Light sweetness and moderately bitter. Caramel malt, biscuit, grapefruit, orange, passionfruit and floral hops. A nice IPA, refreshing and enjoyable.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Skarecrow
4.2
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA
500ml bottle from Liquorland Matamata Golden color with good head. Aroma is citrus - grapefruit, orange and lemon notes. Medium bitterness with a resinous pine palate and a crisp hop finish. Nice one Liberty.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Skarecrow
4.1
Liberty Rackets
500ml bottle from Farro Fresh Slightly hazy pale straw with good head. Aroma is orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Medium bitterness with hop resin palate and tasty finish. Decent.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

mkel07
4.1
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA
110217. On tap at Tipplerís Tap. One seriously hopped up beer this one. Full bodied and packed full of juicy hop aromas. In the mouth there is a resinous that coats the tongue. While big on alcohol it is surprisingly easy to drink.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Bule
4
Liberty Yakima Scarlet
500ml bottle pours a copper color with a bit of head. Rich maltiness and nicely balance hop bitterness to go with it.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Samtzu
3.1
Liberty Halo Pilsner
330ml Bottle. Pours a light gold with off white head. Medium body with a mild bitter note. It finishes with a lingering hop note.
Monday, February 13, 2017

beer-yum
3.6
Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale
Citrus pine aroma in a golden amber pour. Nice hop forward balance with light fruity body and crisp clean finish. Yet another excellent brew from Liberty (long may they prosper).
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Samtzu
3.8
Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale
330ml Bottle. Pours a dark gold with small amounts of off white head. Delicious nose full of hops. Light body with a solid hop palate which fades quickly. Nice and sessionable.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

explosivedog
2.8
Liberty Booze
On tap at Brothers Beer. Pours very pale and the aroma has some stale cardboard notes in it. Flavour has some peach, lemon, nice hoppy notes over a very clean base. Pretty uninspiring.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

KeefOz
3.5
Liberty Knife Party IPA
Poured a slightly hazy mid-amber with a one- to two-finger off-white frothy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high, lively and medium to coarse. Aroma of pine resin with hints of citrus (grapefruit) and tropical fruits. Taste with lots of nice moderately strong hops upfront followed by citrus (orange, tropical); moderate sweetness; hops not over-powering; well balanced. Light to medium body. Crisp, very smooth and slightly dry with a lingering, moderately bitter finish. Very nice.
Friday, February 10, 2017

DylansDad
4.1
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA
Aroma is grass, hay, and Serbian cured meat with hints of cumin, some floral-tinged funk. Taste, despite what it says on the tin about not expecting any malt backbone, does include a delicious honeyed cereal note. Amongst the usual suspects of various citrus and floral flavours, I also get hints of walnut and custard and, despite its 8% it comes across as a very quaffable light-ish beer. Smooth and clean with a very lightly peppered honey cereal aftertaste.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Palme
3.8
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
0.5l bottle. Looks good this. A tall lasting and quite lacing eggshell colored head over a mild cloudy orange golden colored body. It has a pungent strong hoppy nose filled with peaches, cat pee, floral apricots and green pine. Quite delicate and really enjoyable to nose at. Tastes really good also. It has a good oily texture in the mouth and itís just about average on the near creamy carbonation. A mild sourness, tons of grassy hops here. Slightly dry and fruity sweet in once. Peachy and a little tropical. A really fine tasting one this. 07.05.2016
Thursday, January 26, 2017

User369532
4.1
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Bottle. Golden color, clear to hazy liquid, white head. Aroma of bread, dough. Taste is medium bitter. Great one.
Friday, January 20, 2017

User369532
4.5
Liberty Citra Double IPA
Bottle. Amber color, hazy liquid, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, zest. Medium heavy bitter. Excellent.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

wrlangin
3.5
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours golden. Slight hoppy aroma. Overall flavours are balanced with citrus, pine, and malt. Very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, January 13, 2017